Cristiano Ronaldo scored late against Sheriff Tiraspol to mark his return to Erik Ten Hag’s starting XI after being kicked out.
it appeared that Manchester United’s No. 7 would have a frustrating night after being hauled by Erik ten Hag for walking out of the pitch against Tottenham.
Opportunities came for the Portuguese forward, but he was not lucky enough to convert those chances to goals.
The 38-year-old scored once at a point but it was disallowed for offside. The star then furiously sent the ball into the Stretford End to express the extent of his displeasure.
Ronaldo finally made amends for flinching in front of Ten Hag and his teammates a week prior in the 81st minute as he netted a loose ball from Maxym Kova.
The Portuguese Great made his new ‘sigh’ goal celebration, which might have sealed a positive end to a difficult week for the former Juventus player.
Earlier, United’s domination deserved at least one goal after numerous attempts were stopped by Koval. It finally came with one minute left in the first half when Christian Eriksen, a Danish midfielder, sent in a corner cross, and Dalot rose to plant a powerful header into the back of the net.
A few minutes later, Rashord’s header from Luke Shaw’s cross and extended United’s lead in the 63rd minute of the game.
Ten Hag’s men are three points behind Real Sociedad, and will be aiming to avenge their defeat against the Spanish side in their next match.